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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for McRae.

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How Far From McRae to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as McRae to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in McRae to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from McRae to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,164 miles [9,920 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,930 miles [11,152.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,012 miles [8,066 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named McRae ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name McRae.

While the name McRae is unique within Alberta, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Alabama

Barbour County

Our profile page for McRae, Barbour County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Barbour County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Covington County

Our profile page for McRae, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km] to the Southeast

Henry County

Our profile page for McRae, Henry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Henry County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for McRae, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km] to the Southeast

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Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for McRae, Clay County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Georgia

Telfair County

Our profile page for McRae, Telfair County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km] to the Southeast

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Michigan

Dickinson County

Our profile page for McRae, Dickinson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dickinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Montana

Big Horn County

Our profile page for McRae, Big Horn County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Texas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for McRae, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Virginia

Cumberland County

Our profile page for McRae, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,955 miles [3,146.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in McRae. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McRae) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for McRae. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McRae

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McRae. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.3567, Longitude: -111.7139     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from McRae to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 332.376 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 333.192 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 319.806 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about McRae, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McRae.



 
 
 

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